How can I make decisions more effectively?
Why am I stuck? How do I get unstuck?
Why am I so tired all the time?
Is there another way of approaching this?
If only “the other person” would do something differently we’d be fine.
That person always thinks he is right.
It’s so hopeless.
I feel so alone.
A lot of business owners ask themselves these questions or make these statements but a recent three-part business workshop titled Rise of the Resilient aimed help business owners learn how to cope with stress and move their businesses forward.
Deb McGregor – a consultant with the Northwest Small Business Development Center, a life coach, and a neurotransformational coach – led the three interactive workshops in Bemidji.
“Neurotransformational coaching is combining research from neuroscience to specific coaching tools and techniques. Everything is research-based, including the FUN and PLAYFUL component to the workshops,” McGregor told us. “Each workshop is interactive, dynamic, full of learning, connection and more. We explore questions and scenarios … and use the tools to sort through the thought-process, discover in the process and come up with a solution or strategy.”
An average of 20+ participants took part in the weekly sessions.
- In the first session, 21 participants learned six strategies for stress management. This included work around perspectives and choice. A highlight for the group was looking through different “lenses” with regards to situations in business and personal scenarios.
- In the second session, 26 participants learned about emotions above and below the line as well as the impact of where we choose to put our focus. We then moved to drumsticks, where we learned about their effectiveness on multiple levels including the five C’s of resiliency: connection, commitment, community, creativity, and consistency.
- In the third session, 18 participants learned about the quadrants of the brain – the right and left hemisphere. We then explored the
- emotions that happen above and below the line in these quadrants. We also learned the secret sauce for movement and decision-making using the quadrants, emphasizing integration as the key for ultimate brain function.
The series was sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and held during the Entrepreneur Meetups at LaunchPad Bemidji.
“We were happy to be able to bring this workshop series to the Bemidji community and are interested in looking at ways to offer similar trainings throughout the region,” said Nate Haskell, Senior Program Officer for Community Revitalization at NMF. “Making our local businesses strong makes our whole community stronger.”